Opportunities to own a section of river ground like this rarely come around. This 150 +/- acres offers a unique combination of two different types of ground. Divided by Mellard Road, the south portion consists of about 100 acres of fenced pasture with pond and the north side consists of about 50 acres of river bottom with thick timber and 10 acres crop land. Both sides offer easy access with gated entrances.
On the south pasture, several deep draws with interspersed cedars, thickets and a few hardwood trees provide cover and travel corridors to and from the river bottom ground. The pasture has adequate fence and pond holds water except for abnormally dry periods.
The north river portion is fenced as well. Many sections of the Saline River valley in Russell County have thin stands of timber and limited cover. That is not the case on this property, it contains some of thicker timber in the area. The north side of the river several open grassy pockets interspersed with Cottonwood trees, creating ideal food plot locations. The 10 acres of tillable ground allow for additional food sources on the property. Commercial alfalfa fields on the neighboring properties to the north and to the west provide another exceptional food source to the whitetail in the area. The current owner has installed a brand new 6x6 insulated blind on a 5 ft tower that will be included with the property. There is also a 2000lb gravity feeder in use that will remain with the property. This property is set up ready to go.
Quail numbers have been steadily increasing in the area and you are likely to find a few pheasants as well. In the winter as ponds begin to freeze over there will usually be a good number of ducks that look for the open water along the river.
Another unique feature of this property is the concrete bridge that spans almost the entire width of the river. The bridge is not complete, as a portion of the northwest end has washed away, but a simple extension could be built to accommodate an ATV/UTV or foot traffic. The ability to walk out onto your own private bridge and go fishing on the Saline River is something that can not be duplicated easily. Here is your chance to make it yours.
Legal Description: S13 , T12 , R15W , SW1/4, +/- 150 acres
Driving directions: from Russell, KS approximately 7 miles north on Highway 281 to Mellard Rd. Then west 5 miles to the property.
Surface Rights Only.
2021 Taxes: $347
Brand new 6x6 insulated blind and 2000lb feeder included in sale
Pasture with pond
3/8 mile of Saline River
Private concrete bridge.
Several build sites overlooking river valley
Some of the best whitetail and turkey habitat in the area
10 acres of tillable ground
12 miles NW of Russell KS
5 miles off Highway 281
3.5 hrs to Kansas City
5 hrs to Denver
Shown by appointment only. For more information contact Mark Morris at 785-324-1495